Senators Introduce Bill to Let Hackers Reports Bugs to DHS

NextGov: A bipartisan pair of senators introduced a bill that would require the Homeland Security Department to create an ongoing program to allow security experts to report bugs on agency websites.

The Public-Private Cybersecurity Cooperation Act, introduced Thursday by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., requires Homeland Security to create a vulnerability disclosure program so hackers can report problems they find to the proper authorities without being prosecuted for breaking laws like the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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